900$ for Dual-Quad 3.2 Mac Pro, 4GB, GT120 ???

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  1. ZZ Bottom macrumors 6502a

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    I understand that buying advice is partly subjective based on actual need; that being said can someone clue me in whether this is a good/fair price for this particular model Mac Pro.

    It's the pre-nehalem version, with two Quad-core 3.2ghz Xeons, 4GB ram, 500gb + 1tb HDs, GT120 GPU, Super-drive, and AppleCare through next spring.

    Is 900$ a good price to pay for this configuration? Obviously my major apprehension is the fact that it is approaching the end of its warranty, and should a logic board go out, it can be quite costly for a college student like myself.

    Thanks in advance o wise ones.
     
  2. Umbongo macrumors 601

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    $900 is a fantastic price. $2000 would be a good price still.
     
  3. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601

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    I wouldn't hesitate to buy it at that price. I'd try sell my kidney ASAP to get it if I didn't have the funds lol.

    Are you buying this locally? I wouldn't buy it if you can't actually physically pick it up and test it first.
     
  4. LPZ macrumors 65816

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  5. blairbeckwith macrumors regular

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    I'd be offering myself to strangers by the half-hour on my local street corner.
     
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  7. THX1139 macrumors 68000

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    It's only a good deal if you can actually get the machine after giving them the money. The first question I have - does this transaction require you to send money to Nigeria?
     
  8. THX1139 macrumors 68000

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    You can actually sell kidneys? Hmmmmm....
     
  9. ytk macrumors regular

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    Considering that Apple will credit you $1686.96 to trade in that computer, I would bet the cost of a new 12-core that this is an example of the sort of scam that shows up on Craigslist all the time.
     
  10. LPZ macrumors 65816

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    I agree. Be careful.
     
  11. jbyun04 macrumors 6502a

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    not as fishy as the $550 Mac Pro I saw on Craigslist today :p
     
  12. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

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    ...either the specs are incorrect or its hot for that price... be careful and test it first...
     
  13. chrfr macrumors 603

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    huh? When did Apple begin offering trades?
     
  14. Umbongo macrumors 601

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    It is part of their recycling program.
     
  15. talmy macrumors 601

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  16. joeldadrummer macrumors newbie

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    You must be in Vancouver! I saw that recently too. Emailed and got no reply of course, except my spam count has doubled. :mad:

    Still looking for a 2nd or 3rd gen mac pro if anyone has a good deal on one. :)
     

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